Women and weapons: Redressing the gender gap. A Ukrainian response

By Polina Sinovets

In nuclear war, women would suffer at least as much as men. But women tend to be underrepresented in fields - such as high-level politics, diplomacy, military affairs, and science and technology - that bear on nuclear policy. Authors from four countries - Salma Malik of Pakistan (2014), Polina Sinovets of Ukraine, Reshmi Kazi of India (2014), and Jenny Nielsen of Denmark (2014) - discuss how women might gain greater influence on nuclear weapons policy and how their empowerment might affect disarmament and nonproliferation efforts.

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